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Dennis J. Concilla

"It's important that I know my client's business as well as they do."


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Named 2013 & 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in the Securities/Capital Markets Law category.

Dennis Concilla practices securities law, business law and litigation at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, where he heads the firm's Securities Litigation and Regulation Practice Group.  His focus is in the area of securities industry employment arbitration and regulation. Dennis joined CPM in April, 1985.  The Securities Law Practice Group recently received a top tier ranking from Best Lawyers in America®.


Dennis served as Legal Counsel to the Ohio Senate Majority, was District Director of the 12th Ohio Congressional District, and is a former Assistant Attorney General for Ohio. Dennis served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and has appeared before FINRA, its predecessors, the NASD and New York Stock Exchange, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Ohio Division of Securities.


Dennis has spoken at NASD sponsored arbitrator training seminars throughout the Eastern United States and has been a presenter at the Ohio Division of Securities annual conference. Dennis has been featured as a securities litigation instructor for Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the Columbus, Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations and has been a speaker at CLE seminars on Restrictive Covenants & Ohio Administrative proceedings.


Dennis is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Law Division, and the Ohio State, and Columbus Bar Associations.


Dennis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 and his law degree from Capital University in 1979.

Professional Recognitions

Since 2009 Dennis has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Litigation-Securities, Securities/Capital Markets, and Securities Regulation Law. He was named the Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” for his securities practice for 2013 and 2015. Dennis has also been chosen as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” and has received the Martindale-Hubbell top peer rating of AV® Preeminent™* 

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.